COVID-19 Scams

By Molly C. Herndon. It is unfortunate but true that disasters and poor economic times are often golden opportunities for scammers to take advantage of consumers. In this post, during Military Consumer Protection Awareness Month, we highlight current COVID-19 related scams so that you and your clients can be vigilantly aware. Contact-Tracing Scams MilitaryConsumer.gov has… Continue Reading COVID-19 Scams

Centers for Independent Living – Transitioning to Adulthood

A Sneak Peek of an Upcoming Vlog Series! Stay tuned as the MFLN Military Caregiving concentration area launches their 9-part video blog (vlog) series on ‘Centers for Independent Living – Transitioning to Adulthood’ next month. Vlog host, Lakshmi Mahadevan, Ph.D., Extension Program Specialist for Special Populations at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, speaks with Pat… Continue Reading Centers for Independent Living – Transitioning to Adulthood

How to Prioritize Debt in Times of Financial Crisis: How to Spot a Creditor Scam 

By Laura Royer Whenever a financial crisis hits, especially a global one, it sets up great opportunities for scam artists to prey on the timely situation. Therefore, it is important that Personal Finance Managers (PFMs) working with military families or service members encourage them to be mindful of who they are communicating with at all… Continue Reading How to Prioritize Debt in Times of Financial Crisis: How to Spot a Creditor Scam 

Go Beyond the Webinar| Supporting Youth to Set Healthy Boundaries with Technology

On June 10, 2020, MFLN Family Development hosted the latest webinar in our ongoing Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth Series. In “Supporting Youth to Set Healthy Boundaries with Technology,” we were joined by Jasmine Uribe, Chief Operating Officer for Break the Cycle, a great organization that inspires and supports young people 12 – 24… Continue Reading Go Beyond the Webinar| Supporting Youth to Set Healthy Boundaries with Technology

Supporting the Unique Mental Health Needs of Military Women

by: Jennifer K. Rea, Ph.D. Mental health is an essential and critical component to an individual’s overall health and wellbeing. As the World Health Organization (WHO) states: “mental health is more than just the absence of mental disorders or disabilities.” They further allude that: “Mental health is a state of wellbeing which an individual realizes… Continue Reading Supporting the Unique Mental Health Needs of Military Women

Five Take-Aways from Warrior Wellness: Mental Health and Women in the US Military

by Dr. Karen Shirer, Educational Program Specialist, MFLN Family Transitions. Women play a growing pivotal role in military operations, and their experiences often differ from their male counterparts. A recent webinar, Warrior Wellness: Mental Health and Women in the U.S. Military,  looked at how mental health concerns manifest differently for women, especially women in the… Continue Reading Five Take-Aways from Warrior Wellness: Mental Health and Women in the US Military

Expanding Understanding of Classroom Rules

by Jessica Hardy, Ph.D. and Kiersten Kinder, Ph.D. In our second webinar of the Family Development Early Intervention 2020 series, “Creating Space: Arranging Environments to Promote Positive Behavior,” we discussed the importance of creating and teaching classroom rules. It is very important to remember: Teaching the rules is not a one-time event. Reviewing classroom rules… Continue Reading Expanding Understanding of Classroom Rules

How to Prioritize Debt in Times of Financial Crisis: The Statutes of Limitations for Collecting Debt by State

By Laura Royer. When it comes to dealing with debt in times of a financial crisis, it is helpful to determine if any of the debts owed are time-barred and, if so, have reached the statute of limitations for collection. Personal Finance Managers (PFMs) can help clients determine if their debt is affected by the… Continue Reading How to Prioritize Debt in Times of Financial Crisis: The Statutes of Limitations for Collecting Debt by State

Parenting and PTSD: A Guide for Working with Military Families

By: Jason Jowers, M.S. MFT. Parenting responsibilities are a lot like learning a dance routine. Each new day there are rewards and challenges. Parenting requires extreme patience and flexibility. It is a journey full of opportunities for growth that are highlighted regularly. Some days you get to dance like nobody is watching and other days… Continue Reading Parenting and PTSD: A Guide for Working with Military Families